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Effective Followership

Leadership. Endless literature exists about the subject.  What characteristics constitute the makeup of those who direct…others? Others?  While we may be leaders or managers in some capacity, the fact is each of us functions in some role of support: to those who may have elected or appointed us, to a board, to a supervisor, to a spouse, to a parent.   For what would a quarterback be without an offensive line? Starting pitchers without relievers? Diana Ross minus the Supremes? The Lone Ranger and no Tonto? A Pastor without an Associate Pastor? An effective follower subordinates their ego for the betterment of the whole.  It is the vision and mission of the leader that constitutes the framework for the work that the follower executes, provided that that direction is safe, lawful, ethical, and subscribes to the policies and values of the organization.  In those instances where it falls short of these boundaries, effective followership requires sincere and sometimes bo

What is Life and Career Coaching?

Some who read my articles and blogs will ask me what it is I do besides write blogs and articles. When I share, “I’m a Career and Life Coach,” a few will comment, “that’s nice; good article.” If you haven’t used a coach, you may have some questions about how coaching works and what benefits you can expect so I’ll provide an overview. Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that can help you to produce extraordinary results in your life, career and/or business.  It is not counseling or therapy; it is forward looking and is about achieving positive results.  “Life coaching makes a significant difference in one’s overall life satisfaction.  The coaching experience helped clients be more effective by teaching them how to set concrete, measurable goals made up of specific and manageable steps…”  Master’s Thesis, Pepperdine University How did I get in to Coaching? I enjoyed more than 30 years in Human Resources (HR) or “Personnel.”  As I reached the latter stage